As a first time cruiser on the Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Cruise Line, Iâm enjoying discovering not only a new ship, but a new style of cruising as well. So, as I begin to find my way around the decks and work my way into the freestyle lifestyle, I thought Iâd share my first impressions of what is epic and not so epic about the Norwegian Epic and Norwegian Cruise Line.
- The size of the ship: The Norwegian Epic is the third largest ship in the world and has no shortage of restaurants, bars, or activities. Iâd say itâs impossible not to find something onboard you canât enjoy, otherwise, you may want to build your own ship.
- Lifeguards: I was standing on the Lido deck yesterday and heard a whistle come from the pool area. I quickly glanced over and noticed a crew member perched on a seat overlooking the pool. It would seem Norwegian has taken the opportunity to increase the safety on the pool deck. Well done.
- The gangway welcome: Walking back towards the gangway, youâre treated like a king. The music is pumping, the crew are excited, and free drinks await as you escape from the hot Mediterranean sun. What a welcome home!
- The openness: For the staggering size of the Norwegian Epic, the ship feels very open and airy. Many of the main public areas flow into each other and feature open ceilings to the decks above. Not only does this design create for a spacious atmosphere, but allows the energy of other areas flow throughout the ship.
- The Lemonade: Itâs simply to die for. Iâm going to have to find a way to bring some home with me.
The Not So EPIC
- The Bathroom Design: Iâll give Norwegian credit, the thought behind the bathroom design is brilliant, but the end product falls short. In each stateroom, the shower and toilet have been placed in across from each other at the entrance of the stateroom. Each areas is enclosed with a âfrostedâ window and sliding door that arenât completely non-transparent. For couples, this design is okay, but for family or friends who seek privacy, this layout can be to your disadvantage.
Overall, the one nigh
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